As plenty of Facebook posts fill my newsfeed with friends sharing their best Ginger memories over the years, I have yet to write a post myself. Whenever I thought of writing my own little Ginger goodbye, all I could think was I had far too much to say. While life at Ginger is a personal experience that differs from person to person, I think much of our love for Ginger stems from the same things, and I hope that through my words I can capture what many of us feel. Continue reading
It was just over a year ago that I was completely hypnotized by a new dance art. As I scoped out the music and the crowd getting ready to enjoy my new scene for the night, my vision shifted to some incredibly shiny lights floating beautifully on the dance floor in sync with the music. There was Allan Kidson, wearing white gloves with multi-coloured LED fingertips, completely mesmerizing people around him, making even the most energetic dancers still going late into the night stop dead in their tracks, abandoning their moves to watch him work his magic.
Take a moment to think about your morning routine every day of the week. Waking up in your apartment building, you probably hop into the shower, turn on your coffee machine, listen to the radio and use the lighting in your bathroom while getting ready. Driving to work, you pass through traffic lights, by sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, under tunnels and across bridges to get to your destination, all the while driving past beautiful Vancouver structures like Canada Place, the Harbour Centre, Hotel Vancouver and the city’s tallest building, Shangri-la.
Perhaps you take public transit by riding the bus, maybe the Skytrain too, or maybe you’re a cyclist and ride on your preferred bike route. Whichever way you manage to get your day going, have you ever stopped for a moment and thought about how all of these structures and systems were designed, how long it took to make them, and how everything functions so efficiently? You might want to thank Vancouver’s civil engineers and designers who contribute massively to the flourishing of our community and the quality of life of its citizens. To read the rest of this article click here.
In 2009, the city of Vancouver set out on a mission to become the world’s greenest city by the year 2020, setting 10 ambitious goals under the ‘Greenest City 2020 Action Plan’ (GCAP) to help achieve its new name. With buildings accounting for 55% of Vancouver’s greenhouse gas emissions, the city has taken serious action to improve the environmental performance of its buildings through sustainable architecture and green design. Vancouver will soon align regulations and bylaws that support the design and construction of green buildings, assuring that all buildings constructed from 2020 onwards will be carbon-neutral in operations. To read the rest of this blog continue here. [Written for Brighton College]